WASATCH HIGH SCHOOL
We, the students of Wasatch High School, do organize, adopt, and pledge support for this constitution that we may achieve effective roles within student government and provide equal opportunity for involvement in school activities. In order to establish an effective student government; to create positive student/faculty/ and school/community relationships; to encourage student participation in extracurricular programs, to promote citizenship, scholarship and sportsmanship; to increase school unity, loyalty, and spirit, do ordain and establish this constitution.
Section I. School Name
The school name shall be Wasatch High School.
Section II. School Motto
The motto of Wasatch High School is “Expect to Excel”
Section III. School Song
The song of Wasatch High School is:
We will sing of our high school
Of our alma mater too.
And its name will gain renown,
There’s no other like her can be found.
For we always shall be true.
To the emblems of our school.
We will ever be glad to come back
To our dear old gold and black.
Then come and join in song,
And cheer our Wasatch High School dear.
With its morals high and its name
We will ever work for its fame.
And we will strive unceasingly,
Towards the glory of our school.
We will raise our flags to the sky
For we love our Wasatch High! Hey!
(clap) WE’RE WASPS!
Section IV. School Fight Song
The fight song of Wasatch High School is:
Team fight for dear old Wasatch
Our dear high school
Fight for her victory always is the rule.
For we’re the friends of Everyone
Gold and the black
Team fight for Wasatch High
Wasps pep ne’er lack!
FIGHT, FIGHT, FIGHT TEAM FIGHT!
Section V. School Colors
The official colors of Wasatch High School are black, white, and old gold. Any attire sponsored by Wasatch High School should be these colors. Optional contrasting colors may be used as long as 75 percent of the uniform is black, white, and/or old gold. Certain exceptions can be made for organizations such as Drill Team and Choir. Additional exceptions can also be made if passed through the administration.
Section VI. School Mascot
The mascot of Wasatch High School is the Wasp.
Section VII. School Publications
- The Wasatch High School student body newspaper shall be knows as the “Vespine.”
- The Wasatch High School yearbook shall be known as the “Wasona.”
- The Wasatch High School TV station shall be known as “Sting TV.”
This constitution shall be posted on the Wasatch High School webpage in order to ensure that all students have access to a copy of this document. A copy will also be available from the student government at all times during the school year.
Section I. Membership in the Association
Membership of the executive student government consists of the following elected student officers:
- The Student Body President shall:
- Coordinate between the student body and administration
- Represent the student body through broadcasting and public outreach programs
- Represent student body at school board and community council meetings
- Conduct or delegate the conducting of all student government meetings
- Delegate responsibilities to all student government members, but not personally conduct them
- The Student Body Executive Vice President shall:
- Keep minutes, create the agenda, and keep track of all assignments of student government members
- Keep a history of all activities and results which can be passed on to the next year’s student government
- Maintain class calendar
- Assist all other student government members with their duties
- The Student Body Vice President of Service shall:
- Search for and fulfill opportunities to serve the student body, the community, and the world
- Plan and conduct a service project for student government each term
- Create and coordinate service activities that involve the student body
- The Student Body Vice President of Spirit shall:
- Meet with administration and athletic director to determine spirit opportunities
- Be student government liaison with cheer team
- Encourage student involvement in school activities and assemblies
- Support positive behavior initiative (Cool to Care)
- The Student Body Vice President of Involvement shall:
- Coordinate between club presidents, athletic council, and student government
- Create, meet with, and preside over the Club Council
- Plan and coordinate activities to encourage club participation
Membership of the appointed Student Government Cabinet shall consist of the following student officers:
- The Graphic Design Specialist shall:
- Design material as needed to represent WHS in all public relations
- Create digital and printed advertisements for the school (social media ads, hallway TVs, print ads)
- Create logo(s) for Student Government
- The Audio & Visual Specialist shall:
- Create content for social media campaigns
- Coordinate with Sting TV and administration
- The Public Relations Specialist shall:
- Maintain and operate student social media accounts
- Create content for school outreach
- Coordinate with district PR team
- Collect and incorporate input regarding greater student involvement
- The Unity Specialist shall:
- Maintain outreach with minority student groups (LIA, GSA, etc.)
- Organize meaningful activities which involve all members of WHS
- Encourage celebration of differences
- The Merchandise Design Specialist shall:
- Coordinate with the Merchandise Manager to run and maintain the school store
- Design merchandise for the school store
- Create ways for students to contribute to the school store
- The Merchandise Manager shall:
- Coordinate with the Merchandise Designer to run and maintain the school store
- Order school store merchandise
- Create sales events
Membership of the general student government consists of the following elected representatives:
- The Senior Class Representatives shall:
- Represent and advocate for the senior class throughout the year
- Chair any senior-related activity
- Participate in graduation
- Plan class reunions
- The Junior Class Representatives shall:
- Represent and advocate for the junior class throughout the year
- Chair any junior-related activity
- Plan and chair Junior Prom and related fundraising dance
- The Sophomore Class Representatives shall:
- Represent and advocate for the sophomore class throughout the year
- Chair any sophomore-related activity
- The Freshman Class Representatives shall:
- Represent and advocate for the freshman class throughout the year
- Chair any freshman-related activity
Section II. Eligibility
- To run for office, a student must have a 3.0 GPA. The student must then maintain the 3.0 GPA throughout the term of their office.
- A candidate must have no U’s or UA’s in Citizenship.
- A member of student government must not partake of alcohol or drugs. An officer in student government must uphold the council’s good reputation and abide by the Code of Conduct.
- A candidate will agree to and abide by the Student Government Contract.
Section III: Elections and Appointments
- Student government elections at Wasatch High School shall be held at a specific time jointly agreed upon by the administration and current student body officers. No student may hold more than one student government office at the same time.
- Student government officer elections as well as class officer elections will operate the same and will be held at the same time.
Section IV. Student Government Attributes
Members of Wasatch High School Student Government should display and uphold the following attributes:
- School Spirit
- Able to take criticism
- Respectful of boundaries
- Accepting and approachable
- Conscious of the needs of yourself and others
Section V. Oath of Office
“I (name) having been given the trust of the students of Wasatch High School, do solemnly pledge to be a loyal member of the student body of Wasatch High School by upholding the Student Government Attributes; to uphold and defend the constitution of the school and to honor the traditions of Wasatch High School. I further pledge to fulfill the duties of (office) effectively to the very best of my abilities.”
Section VI. Removal from Office and Impeachment
Any student government officer found in violation of the code of conduct may be subject to a restriction of leadership. Consequences for violating the Wasatch High School Student Government Constitution may include the following: being put on a period of probation, being withheld from any student government planned activity, and, if necessary, an officer may be dismissed from office. If a replacement is needed, they will then be appointed by the executive council.
Student Officers: Any student officer elected or appointed—found in violation of the Oath of Office, of the required academic standards, of conduct unbecoming a student officer, of adherence to this constitution shall be subject to removal from office. An officer suspected of impeachable offenses may be summoned to the student government. The council and administration can determine if they should be removed.
Clubs and Organization
Section I: Starting a Club or Organization
Any student who has a particular interest in an area has the right to form a club, so long as the club has an administration-approved advisor, a constitution setting forth main objectives, and is approved by administration and the Student Body Vice President over clubs, and has a minimum of five members. If a club has not gone through the official process of becoming an official club, they do not have the opportunity to advertise in the school or to hold meetings at or during school. An official club has the right to use the student government advertising supplies or materials and the opportunity to apply for grants from the student government.
Ratification & Amendments
Section I. Amendments
Any student may present an amendment to this Constitution, in writing, signed by 50 active members of the student body to the Student Body President. He/she will present it to the Student Body Executive and General Councils who will discuss and vote on it. If the amendment passes with two-thirds majority vote, it will be presented to the administration. Once the administration has approved it, it will be voted on by the student body and will need to pass with two-thirds majority vote.
Section II. Enacted
Upon ratification, constitutional changes will take effect at the beginning of the next school year.
Section III. Appeal
If a new amendment does not pass with two-thirds majority vote, it will be tabled indefinitely. However, a student can appeal the decision and resubmit the amendment.